|Siegmar Fricke - Neuromecanismo [NTT042] - Siegmar Fricke|
Germany's Siegmar Fricke has been active in the electronic scene since the 80's. Along the road he has been responsible for projects such as Efficient Refineries (together with Miguel A. Ruiz) and several collaborations with Italian sound artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti. His latest work, "Neuromecanismo", contains hypnotising and microscopic operations which could metaphorically describe the subtle intricacies of organic/biological activity on a cellular level...
Keywords: modulation, minimal, drone, ambient
|Scene - Water Message [NTT054] - Scene|
Hailing from Italy is Fabrizio Greco, aka Scene, who is a sound engineer and composer. Aside from working on his psytrance or multimedia projects, his Scene project is one that delves into ambient soundscaping. For the short ep "Water Message", Scene has subtly implemented brainwave techniques (tuned to Theta frequencies) to add to the serene tones and relaxing drones. A small gem with a lot of immersive potential...
Keywords: ambient; drone; brainwaves
Downloads: 1,025 (1 review)
|Idle Sunder - Psygnosis III [NTT055] - Idle Sunder, Bogdan Dullsky|
The third chapter in the Psygnosis series is bound to draw you in its glorious, surreal journey from start to finish. Bogdan Dullsky, who has worked with Idle Sunder on the whole Psygnosis trilogy has sent me an email about his views and experiences concerning the collaboration. Look for it on the NTT website. http://www.dullsky.net http://www.entity.be/idlesunder http://www.entity.be
Keywords: psygnosis; ambient; drone; flute; soundscapes; brainwaves; lucid dream
|Herd - Tangents 32 - 39 [NTT058] - Herd|
Herd is Jason Thomson, who's located in Corby, England. With his Tangents, his ongoing abstract ambient/space series, he has been featured on a diversity of radio shows such as Rob Booth's Electronic Explorations, Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental (BBC Radio1) and more recently, DiversityFM's MUSICBOX. The first 19 tracks in Jason's series got released on the PostUnder netlabel's sublabel, FSOR. You'll want those once you hear these...
Keywords: space; spacious; abstract; sounddesign; dark; ambient; found sound
|Antanas Jasenka - Metal Alloy [NTT056] - Antanas Jasenka|
Antanas Jasenka is a longtime composer in the field of experimental electronica. After his Sonic Machine (NTT036), which got released on Entity 3 years ago, he has now put a new work at your disposal. The evolution in both sound and atmosphere is blatantly obvious, and i think it's fair to say that Antanas has really outdone himself this time. "Metal Alloy" consists of 5 expansive tracks, each featuring exquisite sound design, while exhibiting a high degree of control and emotional depth...
Keywords: abstract; sound design; ambient; sub; bass; deep; glitch; electro-acoustic
|Transcendent Device - Degree Absolute [NTT016] - Transcendent Device|
Michael Todd aka Transcendent Device (or Marspiter on labels as Somnambulant and Foreshadow) brings us 4 deep droning fragments of nightmares. Covering mainly the lower ends of the soundspectrum, he keeps things simple but precise. With sparse though effective reverberated melodies, meshed in what could be percieved as ritualistic chanting, Transcendent Device paints a dark minimalist landscape of interesting outworldly textures.
Keywords: Dark Ambient
Downloads: 3,720 (2 reviews)
|Erratic - Activation Fields [NTT018] - Erratic|
Our own staffmember Jan Robbe (Erratic/UndaCova) decided to release his albumlength of sonic adventures in space on Entity. His casual interest in the fields of astronomy and consciousness have driven him to the production of "Activation Fields". Expect a varied succession of short electronic experiments that will have you floating in between swirling abstract shapes and erratically changing landscapes...
Keywords: Ambient; Abstract; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 3,317 (2 reviews)
|Mathieu Ruhlmann - The Calm of the Suns [NTT025] - Mathieu Ruhlmann|
In "The Calm of the Suns", Mathieu Ruhlmann (also known of labels such as Mystery Sea and S'Agita) gradually intrudes your perceptions using subtle and faintly recognisable recordings, while luring you into a dualistic mirage that's calm and haunting at the same time. It shows that Mathieu has extensively dwelled on the borders of pure phonography, as his recordings are crystal clear, unnoticeably emerging and disappearing, inherently drawing attention away from itself...
Keywords: Dark Ambient; Field Recordings; Drone, Ambient; Minimal
Downloads: 4,088 (5 reviews)
|Pandemia - Venus Urania [NTT010] - Pandemia|
Pandemia is a very occasional cooperation between Hackeronte (who recently released his first work for Nishi) and Erratic (Entity). This time the occasion was the transit of Venus, which occurs June 8th 2004 (for the first time since 1882). In an attempt to capture a fitting sonic environment for this event, 5 slowly progressing ambient tracks emerged in which glimpses of countless contrasting frequencies are coming to gently oscillate your brain with moving textures...
Keywords: Ambient; Abstract; Drones
Downloads: 6,686 (2 reviews)
|m__ - Ilion [NTT007] - m__|
From Madrid we welcome m__, who offers us a very controlled 5-part post-digital tweaking session that has a surprisingly wide variety of carefully timed minimalistic interactions, that are sometimes rhythmic, and always very ambient coated. The many microscopic elements not only give it a strange organic feel, but they also allow this excursion to grow by the listen. With tone and texture hinting to interesting post-industrial landscapes, we gladly start 2004 with "Ilion".
Keywords: Microsound; Drones; Dark Ambient
|Tirriddiliu + Hackeronte - Elettra [NTT017] - Tirriddiliu, Hackeronte|
ntt017 - Tirriddiliu + Hackeronte - Elettra Continuing Entity's recent exploration in darker realms, Italy's Tirriddiliu and Hackeronte have teamed up to bring us their musical version of Sophocles' classic tragedy, Electra. In three movements they successfully depict the intense atmospheres that surround this epic tale of murder, hatred and vengeance. Elettra is an ep that will drag you into a vast world of detailed abstract ambiences and surprising, evolving scapes...
Keywords: Abstract; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 1,037 (2 reviews)
|Chango Feo - Signs of the Unseen [NTT011] - Chango Feo, Jen Lilith, Bryan Glosemeyer|
From Austin (TX) comes Chango Feo, who may already be known to you through his highly acclaimed "Alaska" release on Hive Records. Not as new, but by no means less intriguing, he offered us a collection of live recordings that had never seen daylight, until now! The first 3 tracks on this ep were taken from the "San Francisco Sound" tv-show (July 2000), where Lenny (guitar/sampler) was accompanied by friends such as Jen Lilith (vocals) of Red Right Hand and XSX, and BrYan GlosemeYer (sampler/bass...
Keywords: Stage; Experimental; Ambient
|Cisfinitum - Landschaft [NTT024] - Cisfinitum|
Russian composers E. Voronovsky (music, synths, tapes, drones) and A. Tzarev (sound construction and digital editing) are responsible for our 24th release, which has been previously released as CDR on the Insofar Vapour Bulk catalog in 2000. Regardless we are very proud to make this material available to you, as its content is utterly timeless. Landschaft is an epic work of deeply emotional/dramatic drones, carrying with them the Cisfinitum trademark which successfully combines electro-acoustic ...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 10,894 (4 reviews)
|Cisfinitum - Malgyl [NTT030] - Cisfinitum|
Enigmatic, very emotional drone album from Cisfinitum, who finishes in this way his surreal "0 vs 0", "Landschaft" and "Malgyl" trilogy. Awesome, heartily recommended work. http://cisfinitum.coldlands.ru http://www.musicamaximamagnetica.com/catalogo/eee43.html
Keywords: Drone; Dark Ambient
|Idle Sunder - Aether I [NTT031] - Idle Sunder|
In Aether I, the Idle Sunder group sets out to disassemble the physical reality that we all reside in. They meticulously melt together the raw sonic textures of energetic information that determines our universe with a mystical sense of humanity, as to translate to us petty humans the holistic greatness of existence. The album also contains the first Entity micro-release "Folding Light" (albeit in slightly different form), which perfectly fits into their universal picture...
Keywords: Sound Collage; Dark Ambient; Abstract
|Elin - Impressions [NTT009] - Elín|
Elín Anna Steinarsdóttir (Reykjavík, Iceland) was introduced to her father's analogue equipment at the early age of 6, and she quickly gained intuition for it. Raised in a family of musicians, she was since then determined to continue the age-old tradition. In "Impressions", her first public appearance, she brings tracks of abstract, unusual guitarexperiments, as well as persuasive minimal electronic sequences and tweaked recordings of everyday objects, acoustic instruments and environments...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Experimental; Electroacoustic; Ambient
Downloads: 10,614 (1 review)
|METEK - Dethrone Yourself [NTT077] - METEK|
Dethrone Yourself is Fredrik Nilsson aka METEK's debut EP on Entity. In a single, 28 minutes long track, he explores those areas where the mind does not usually dare to tread. A journey into ego-dissolution and disquieting places. Losing yourself to discover who or what you are.http://entity.be/entity
Keywords: ambient; noise; drone; field recordings
|Satka - The Recombinant Sign [NTT029] - Satka|
It's no surprise that Satka and Sedarka (see NTT021) have a common musical history as both these artists seem to be investigating the outer fringes of dark and deep industrial/breakcore/noise fusions. Satka's contribution to Entity turns your mind into a warzone of high energy obstructions. Remnants of dislocated industrial rhythms continuously exterminate eachother as the tracks keep building towards higher momentum and sustaining climaxes...
Keywords: Dark Ambient; Breakcore; Industrial / Post-Industrial / Noise
|Dotkràz - Untitled [NTT027] - Dotkràz, m__, ps|
ps and m__ - the two hard working individuals behind the stellar Enough Records and Con-v - joined forces to create an intelligent melting pot of various musique concrete styles, which pretty much reflects the quality of their own brainchilds. In this unique cooperation they have constructed a polymorphic opus from just about any type of source material. It seems combinations of concrete vs electronic ambiences continue to find their way to Entity, and this one in specific sums the whole variety...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Field Recordings; Drone, Ambient; Glitch
Downloads: 1,399 (1 review)
|xE Phalanx - Revelation [NTT072] - xE Phalanx|
Revelation describes a journey into the great Void, peering into the deepest corners of mind, while non-simultaneously gazing at the breathtaking scenery that our reality is fabricated of. A collective vision of ambient space drones. The Void talking back to us. Made possible with the kind help from the following artists: 833-45, Casual Coincidence, Erratic, Gustaf Hildebrand, Idle Sunder, Ionosphere, Land:Fire, Pavonine...
Keywords: ambient; space; dark; void; drone; entity
|CD-R - Aspekt / Audience / Ascent [NTT026] - CD-R|
Back to Russia, where Nikita Golyshev (CD-R) and Evgeny Novikov performed an impressive live session (13/03/05, Moscow), which formed the building blocks of this quite experimental album. The unique approach of this duo allows for the most distant elements to be combined in something that sounds at times like a (sur)real environment, and at other times more like a guitar thrown in a trash compactor (if you've enjoyed NTT014 - Universumix, you realise that this isn't necessarily a bad thing)...
Keywords: Instrumental; Lo-Fi; Found Sounds; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 16,473 (2 reviews)
|Rekombinacje - Soczewki Grawitacyjne [NTT073] - Rekombinacje|
Hailing from Poland, mister Marian Marianski brings us his version of a "Gravitational Lens", a deep-scope reflection on galaxy clusters far beyond our current reach. Sonically dense and meticulously controlled, spacious atmospheres interweave with sharp glitches and sub-ranged feedback echoes. A subtle yet wide spectrum of sonic entities is revealed. A welcome addition to the family. http://www.entity.be
Keywords: deep, space, lens, abstract, drones, abstractions, glitch, ambient, dark ambient, sound design
|Ryukau - Selected Rooms [NTT064] - Ryukau|
For the 64th release, we'd like to present Takamitsu Endo's RYUKAU project. "Selected Rooms" is an aural treat that breaks into the extremes of noisy and glitchy sound art, one of those things the Japanese seem to have a knack for. After all these years a release like this is long overdue on Entity. Play it loud and brace yourself!! Huge thanks to Nick Nenov for providing another stunning piece of cover art.
Keywords: ryukau, noise, glitch, ambient, scapes, extreme, experimental, japan
|Hazcauch - Fitzhugh [NTT066] - Hazcauch|
Back in Japan, and this time we meet with programmer / sounddesigner Hideki Masatani aka Hazcauch! His Fitzhugh ep features 4 tracks that wage a battle between heavy electronic percussion, lush ambient scapes and raw, destructive glitch effects. http://flavors.me/hazcauch http://www.entity.be/entity
Keywords: glitch, heavy, electronic, percussion, ambient, atmospheric, experimental, destructive
Downloads: 1,897 (2 reviews)
|PlanetZoo - Life, This Strange Discharge [NTT057] - PlanetZoo|
PlanetZoo - the braindeadchild of arguably mentally deranged composers Samuel Glazer (Zoogoo) and Anthony Colas (Planet Aldol) - was not so long ago destined to release on Entity and (thankfully) have yet again put everything aside to work on the continuation of what is already becoming a compendium of hyperrealistic yet surreal and psychedelic auditory sceneries. This new incarnation brings a horrific tale of dark, virtual entities, bearing a story that will keep you puzzled as you relive each ...
Keywords: abstract; sound design; dark ambient; glitch; electro-acoustic; found sound
|6SISS - In Pallid Nights [NTT078] - 6SISS|
[NTT078] 6SISS - In Pallid Nights Originating from within the Belgian borders, the name 6SISS - an alias taken on by Peter Adriaenssens - is rapidly making its way to a more international audience... and rightfully so. Having witnessed several of his live performances I think it's safe to say that 6SISS' music envelops a wide array of influences, ranging from intricate IDM, dub, techno and downtempo work to ominous and spacious sound scapes.....
Keywords: dark; deep; cold; alaska; belgium; idm; ambient; dub; 6SISS
|v/a - Vortex [NTT050] - v/a|
01 - Hecq - Continuum 02 - Zoogoo, Chlorophyll Fluxbunny, Otets Dekan - Neural Ensemble 03 - Circuit Paralelle - Owak Erg 04 - Barbarix - Masicular 05 - Sytrjv - Exacud 06 - Subskan - Aezphia Vortex 07 - La Peste - Being Palmer Eldritch 08 - Atomhead - Vortex 09 - Atomhead - Robotomy 10 - Sedarka - Ishimori 11 - Binray - Beta Block 12 - Xanopticon - Ortexx 13 - Inshizzo - Head of Atoms 14 - Bogdan Dullsky - Rift Fractal 15 - Atomhead - Rift With a strong focus on unique electronic sounddesign an...
Keywords: glitch; abstract; sound design; flashcore; breakcore; electronic; future; scifi; science fiction; cyberpunk; idm; ambient; zap
|.at_on + v4w.enko - Pack [NTT060] - .at_on, v4w.enko, aiuto|
A very finetuned atmospheric minimal glitch collaboration by Ukrainian artists .at/on and v4w.enko. This release also includes a number of audio visuals by v4w.enko and aiuto, which puts the music in the context of smooth colorful glitch designs, combining hardware sound with max/msp signal processing. The result is a strangely effective, stunning collection of warm experimental glitch ambient that incites with minimum effort.
Keywords: glitch, experimental, ambient, warm, minimal, soundscapes, sound design, visual, visuals, audiovisual
Downloads: 1,429 (1 review)
|rachMiel - Vortex Engine [NTT065] - rachMiel|
Vortex Engine is a set of 10 works of complex post-IDM that explores musical extremes: sparse/dense, random/ordered, dissonant/consonant, melodic/noise-driven, chaotic/grooved, ridiculous/sublime. The sensibility of post-Webernian Euro avant garde (Stockhausen, Xenakis, Boulez, et al) enfolded into the world of electronica. Vortex Engine is not easy-listening music. It is challenging, boundary-pushing, even at times disturbing...
Keywords: rachMiel; Vortex Engine; grooved; electronica; sound design; dsp; Reaktor; abstract; ambient; dark; sci-fi; surreal